Tuross Head


Tuross Head

The project is a coastal escape for its Canberra based owners, and aims to create the experience of sheltering in a cave – a simple organic free flowing space, seemingly formed as an erosion of the natural geology of the site.

Constructed in off-form concrete and waxed raw black steel, the house will provide 85sqm of accommodation on a waterfront block overlooking the beautiful Tuross River.

The roof of the building will be a column free concrete slab, supporting a planted garden of native grasses above. The cave house will be hidden by this landscape, creating a secluded private oasis.

Punched skylights continue the organic geometry of the plan and bring daylight into the kitchen and bathroom areas.

Structure
Partridge Partners
Landscape
Beth Pickworth and Janet Patterson
Bushfire
Matt Jones